The architecture of Antoni Gaudi is recognized and admired by the architects across the world as highly distinctive and unique. I find the architecture of Gaudi to be particularly essential for the Barcelona city as it has provided with the patrimonial effect and influenced the newer constructions across the city. The examples of his work are present around the city center of Barcelona. I could evidently view that majority of the work performed by Gaudi consists of nature as one of the core elements. The utilization of the carved stones of construction, organic shapes and the sculptures of twisted iron provides with the underlying assumption that nature was the major influence upon the creative endeavor of the architect. These aspects have become rare in the context of architecture since most of the newer architectures I encountered were more modernized but the ones influenced by Gaudi remained distinct.
One of the artistic influences of Gaudi can be seen through the Façade of the Casa Batllo. The architecture provides with the sculls like effect on the balconies and the windows support mirrors the structure of bones. I experienced this as the Casa Batllo further features multicolored tiles which provide with the artistic decoration on the walls. It is found through the conversations with the regional locals that the colors of the tiles were based on the colors that are found in the natural corals.
One of the other architectures by Gaudi consist of the Park Guell. This part was commissioned by Eusebi Guell as he wanted to develop a park which is stylish in nature for the aristocracy of Barcelona. The park consists of the unmatched structures of stones. Gaudi developed a dragon fountain at the entrance of the park which still remains one of the popular attractions of the park. The dragon at the entrance is prepared with beautiful and extensive use of colored tiles and provides with a hypnotic effect to the viewers. The strong influence of natural shapes can be seen in the walkway of the park. This can be viewed from the twisted pillars of rock that are placed in such a manner that it looks like the pillars are coming out of the ground similarly to the tree trunks. Gaudi made these pillars in an irregular shape to provide with a natural effect.
At the top of the park there is a terraced area which was comprise of the mosaic seats constructed with the use of multi colored tiles. The colorful tiles used by Gaudi provides the terrace a vibrant effect.